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“ One thing is needful,” and that load that must be on your all things else are toys. Choose soul to all eternity. the better part, which shall never Sir, nobody shall know from be taken from you, Luke x. 42 ; me what I write to you, if you hate such a disposition as han- keep it to yourself and amend; kers after sensual, brutish de- and as long as no eye seeth it lights, and loveth pleasures more but your own, the plainest dealthan God; and had rather be at ing, in so great a cause, can be no sports or drinking, than in his injury to you. But let me tell service ; and loves the company you, if you shall go on in folly, of merry jovial fools better than and turn not unto God, and live of them that fear the Lord, Psal. not in his fear, perhaps I may xv. 4 ; and had rather sport and publish to the knowledge of the talk away time, than spend it in world the admonition, which I preparing for eternal glory ; for have given you, that ........it if this be the present frame of may appear, that if you were your mind, as true as the word disobedient to a dying mother, of God is true, you are dead in yet, I was faithful to the last sin, and an heir of hell ; and charge of a dying friend ; and if cannot be saved, unless convert- you durst abuse the Lord by sining, saving grace, do make you ning, so durst not I by letting a new creature, and give you a you alone. But God forbid that new heart, so that “old things you should put me to this ! I pass away, and all things be- cannot, I will not yet give up come new," with you, 2 Cor. v. my hope, that God hath mercy 17.
for a son of so many prayers and Sir, I again beseech you to tears, which have been poured grant me these three requests that out for you by a saint now in I have made to you. It would beaven ; and which the Lord is rejoice me much to hear of your witness are seconded with the conversion, as it grieves me to tears of your surviving monitor, hear what you are, and fear what with which these lines were beyou will be. If you yield this gun, and are now ending ; and much to God and me, you will which shall be followed with my have the everlasting comfort of prayers while God will give me it. If you will not, I do testify a heart to pray, that you may to your face, that it is not your presently prove a returning fleshly pleasures, nor idle, delu- prodigal; that both your earthly sory companions, nor your un and heavenly Father may rebelief, stupidity, false imagina- joice, and say, “ This our son tions, or childish folly, that shall was dead, and is alive again ; save you from the burning wrath was lost and is found.” (Luke of God; and I profess, I had xv. 32.) I pray you read the rather be a toad than you. And whole chapter. let me add, the words of a dying Sir, I remain an earnest desir mother, and the earnest requests er of your conversion and salvaof her and your yet surviving tion, friend, shall witness against you
RICHARD BAXTER. before the Lord, and aggravate
MISCELLANIES. at command was very agreeable
to me, as I have often observed, FRAGMENTS.
and lately a Norwich Hospital for AMONG many other charitable old people where many lodge in institutions in the city of Glas- the same room, that the infirmigow, Scotland, is “ a neat, quiet, ty, or peevishness of one person comfortable retreat for old people, has been the cause of half stifling which has this inscription over the rest for the want of the adthe gate.
mission of (that cordial of life) " When this fabric was built, air.
Howard. is uncertain ; but in the year 1567, it was made an Hospital SEMINARIES of learning are for old people. The fabric be-, the springs of society, which, as came ruinous in a great mea- they flow, foul or pure, diffuse sure, and some parts uninhabita- through successive generations ble. In the year 1726 the repa- depiravity and misery, or on the rations were begun, and fifteen contrary, virtue and happiness. new rooms added by charitable On the bent given to our minds, donations, which will be suppli- as they open and expand, deed by old persons as the revenue pends their subsequent fate ; is increased by donations. Three and on the general management hundred pounds sterling entitles of education, depend the honour the donor to a presentation of and dignity of our species. a burgess, widow of a burgess,
Dr. Price. or child of a burgess, male or female ; and 3501. sterling “ It is the opinion of Dr. Argives the donor a right to pre- buthnot, that renewing and coolsent any person whatsoever, noting the air in a patient's room married nor under fifty years of by opening the bed-curtains,
door, and windows, in some cases In this hospital each person letting it in by pipes, and in has his own room, eleven feet general the right management by eight and a half, in which is a of air in the bed-chamber, is cupboard and window. These among the chief branches of rooms open into passage regimen in inflammatory distwelve feet and a half wide, at eases, provided still that the inthe end of which is a sitting tention of keeping up a due room, for such as choose to as- quantity of perspiration be not sociate together. A chaplain disappointed.” And Dr. For. reads prayers morning and eve- dyce adds, “ By the officious and ning. There is a garden and mistaken care of silly nurses in other conveniences. They have this respect, the disease is often roast meat three times a week, increased and lengthened, or and boiled three times, and even proves fatal. Numberless eleven bottles of good beer ; indeed are the mischiefs, which coals, clothes and linen are also arise from depriving the patient provided ; but the allowance for of cool air, the changing of washing is only sixpence a which, so as to remove the pumonth. The circumstance of trid streams, is most of all neeach person's having a window cessary in putrid diseases.” I
hope I shall be excused in add
ANECDOTES. ing, " In the beginning of putrid fevers (and many putrid fevers We are informed of Dr. Marcome upon full habit) the patient ryat, that after be was someabhors, without knowing the what advanced in youth, having reason, foods, which easily pu- a strong memory, he thought it trify, but pants after acid drinks his duty to make it a secret reand fruits, and such are allowed. pository of the works of divine by some physicians, who follow revelation. nature. Oranges, lemons, cit Accordingly, “he treasured rons, grapes, peaches, currants, up," says one, " a larger portion nectarines, are devoured with of the Scriptures than, perhaps, eagerness and gratitude. Can any one besides, whom we have the distillery or the apothecary's known, ever did. For there are, shop boast of such cordials ? some, who can assure us, they It appears, then, on the whole, had the account immediately that the food, in a putrid fever, from himself, that he has comshould consist of barley, rice, mitted to memory not a few oatmeal, wheat bread, sago, salop whole books, both of the old mixed with wine, lemon, orange,
Testament and the New. When citron, or chaddock juice, jellies
he mentioned this, he named made of currants, and other distinctly, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, acescent fruits ; and when broths Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, and Jereare thought absolutely necessa- miah, with all the minor prophry, which probably seldom hap- ets: and every one of the epispens, they should be mixed with tles likewise in the New Testacurrant jellies, citron, lemons, ment, with the book of the Reveand orange juices."
lation. And that he might careDr. Fordyce on infiammatory fully retain the whole of what he fevers.
had thus learnt, he declared, it was his practice to repeat them
memoriter once a year. The SOLON'S OPINION OF THE MORAL special reason or motive, which EFFECTS OF THE STAGE.
he assigned for bis entering up- This great Athenian lawgiv- on this method, deserves a parer, being present at the perforin. ticular notice. He began it in ance of a tragedy by Thespis, the younger part of liie, when, who may be called the father of being under a deep sense of the the stage, asked him, when he evil of sin, and his mind sadly ig.. had done, if he was not ashamed norant of God's ways of salvato tell so many lies before so tion by the righteousness of the great an assembly. Thespis an- glorious Messiah, or being in swered, it was no great matter, if the dark as to his own personal he spoke or acted in jest. To interest in it, he was sorely disthis Solon replied, striking the tressed with fears, that hell must ground violently with his staff, be his portion. At that time it “ If we , encourage such jesting was put into his heart, that, if as this, we shall quickly find it he must go to hell, he would enin our contracts.”
deavour to carry with him as much of the word of God as pos.
sibly he could. And it seems left off, to pursue it without in-' to me to have been a secret la- terruption on his arrival. tent principle of the fear and love of God that established him. in this purpose. For it looks as if he desired to have a supply of The following was an humorous scripture materials for his mind cure for unclerical practices. to work upon, choosing it should ever be employed in recollecting THE CURATE RELIEVED. and reflecting upon those records, that thereby, if possible, A violept Welch 'squire havit might be kept from blasphem- ing taken offence at a poor cuing God, like the rest of the rate, who employed his leisure spirits in the internal prison. hours in mending clocks and Buck's Anecdotes. watches, applied to the bishop of
St. Asaph, with a formal com. plaint against him for impiously
carrying on a trade contrary to FREDERIC 11.
the statute. His lordship having “ Frederic,” says M. T. “ die heard the complaint, told the vided his books into two classes, squire he might depend upon it for study or for amusement. that the strictest justice should The second class, which was in, be done in the case ; accordingfinitely the most numerous, he ly the mechanic divine was sent read only once : the first was for a few days afler, when the considerably less extensive, and bishop asked him, “How he was composed of books, which dared to disgrace his diocese he wished to study and have re- by becoming a mender_of course to from time to time clocks and watches." The during his life; these he took other, with all humility, andown, one after the other, in the swered, “ To satisfy the wants order in which they stood, ex- of a wife and ten children." cept when he wanted to verify, " That won't do with me,” recite, or imitate, some passage. joined the prelate, “I'll inflict He had five libraries, all exactly such a punishment upon you as alike, and containing the same shall make you leave off your books, ranged in the same or- pitiful trade, I promise you," der ; one at Potsdam, a second and immediately calling in his at Sans Souci, a third at Berlin, secretary, ordered him to make a fourth at Charlottenburg, and out a presentation for the astona fifth at Breslaw. On remoy- ished curate to a living of at least ing to either of these places, he one hundred and fifty pounds had only to make a note of the per annum part of his subject at which be
Review of Dew Publications.
The Triumph of the Gospel. A lapse of time, a singular movernent
sermon delivered before the New Would commence, not in a solitary York Missionary, Society, as chuches; that the gospel, in its pu.
corner, but in the very midst of the their annual mceting, April 3, pity would be sent to the most dis1804. By John H, Livixos- tant lands, and success crown the Tox, D. D. S. T'P. 7'o which Berievolent work. The ordinary es?
ércise of the ministry....was not the are added, an apprendir, the an, object of this vision. It was somenual report of the directors, and thing beyond the common standard..z other papers relating to Ameri, It was such preaching and such propcan Missions, New York, T. agzation of the gospel, as John never & J. Swords. pp.97.
before contemplated. There was a magnitude in the plan, a concurrence
of sentiment, a speed in the exccuRev. xiv, 6,7.
saw tion, a zeal in the efforts, and a prosanother, angel fly in the midst of perity in the enterprise, which disheaven, having the everlasting tinguished this from all former pe
Tlie erent here described gospel to preach unto them that comprehends a series of causes and
the earth, and to every effects, a succession of means and nation, and kindred, and longue, enas, not to be completed in a day, and people, saying, with a loud or finished by a single exertion. It voice, fear God, and give glory 10
is represented as a permanent and him ; for the hour of his judg. small beginnings in the midst of the
growing work It commentes from ment is comes and worship him churches, but it proceeds, and will that made heaven, and earth, and increase in going. There are no the sea, and the founļains of limits to the progress of the angel
From the time he begins to fly and waters,
preach, he will continue to fly and The design of the sermon is preach, until he has brought the er: first, 10 ascertain the object of this erlasting gospel to all nations, and prophecy; secondly, to investi- tongues, and kindred, and people in gate the period of its accomplish the earth. Hail, happy period ! hail, ment.
cheering prospect! When will that
blessed hour arrive? When will the With a view to the object of angel commence his flight ?”. the prophecy, or the event pre; This introduces the second dicted, the authcr gives this ex. bead, under which the author planation of the text. " That John foresaw a period, when advances sentiments bighly in
discovers great ingenuity, and a zealous ministry would arise in the midst of the churches, with a new and teresting to the Christian world. extraordinary : spirit; a ministry
“ Prophecy,” he observes, “ is fur. singular in its views and exertions, nished, like history, with a chronoand remarkable for its plans and
logical calendar; and the predictions, cess; a ministry which would arrest with respect to the time of their acthe public attention, and be a prelude complishment, may be referred to to momentous changes in the church
three distinct classes. Some es. and in the world.”
pressly specify the period when the He gives the meaning of the thing foretold shall take place.....
Other predictions do not specify any prophecy still more particularly series of years from which a compuin the following paragraph ; tation can proceed, but connect the
“ John saw in vision, that after a event with something preceding or